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COYOTES DROP SECOND GAME TO KINGS

Sunday, 09.25.2005 / 10:26 PM / News
Arizona Coyotes

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alexander Frolov's second power-play goal gave Los Angeles the lead, and the Kings used a five-goal third period to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 7-4 on Sunday night.

The Kings, who lost newly acquired All-Star forward Jeremy Roenick due to a concussion at 2:25 of the second period, also got goals from Eric Belanger, Dustin Brown, Tom Kostopolous and Steve Avery.

Oleg Saprykin scored twice on power plays for Phoenix, and Mike Comrie and Tyson Nash had a goal apiece.

Trailing 4-2 after two periods, the Kings scored five unanswered goals -- including Frolov's second of the game, which put them ahead 5-4 with Phoenix center Mike Ruff serving a holding penalty.

Los Angeles left wing Noah Clarke was off for hooking when Saprykin beat rookie goalie Mathieu Garon from short range at 14:12 of the second period to put Phoenix ahead 3-2. Nash's gave the Coyotes a two-goal margin less than 3 1/2 minutes later.

Roenick was injured after carrying the puck up ice along the right boards up ice and taking a hard but clean shoulder check from Phoenix defenseman Denis Gauthier at the red line. Just eight seconds after Roenick was led into the dressing room, Kostopoulos instigated a fight with Gauthier. Belanger also received a fighting major during the incident, giving Phoenix a five-minute power play that was shortened by David Tanabe's high-sticking penalty.

Both goalies player the entire game. Garon has 24 saves and Curtis Joseph had 13.

 
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